Barking tree frog is Florida's new state amphibian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate has approved the barking tree frog as the official state amphibian.

The bill (SB 502) was passed by a vote of 39-0 after sponsor Steve Oelrich of Gainesville showed a picture of the frog and played a recording of one barking.

A staff analysis says it is one of the largest frogs in the United States. Most live in Florida.

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